Note: Thin buckwheat noodles from Japan called soba are traditionally served cold with a soy-based dipping sauce or hot in a broth. They should be cooked in simmering, not boiling, water and then rinsed well under cold water. Look for soba in natural-foods stores, Asian markets or the Asian section of the supermarket.
Tip: To toast sesame seeds, heat a small dry skillet over low heat. Add sesame seeds and stir constantly until golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.
330 calories; protein 13.3g; carbohydrates 57.1g; dietary fiber 3.2g; sugars 7.6g; fat 7.3g; saturated fat 0.6g; vitamin a iu 1341.4IU; vitamin c 67.1mg; folate 50.9mcg; calcium 87.2mg; iron 2.9mg; magnesium 68.5mg; potassium 232.5mg; sodium 683.7mg; thiamin 0.3mg.